* Find the latest on Facebook and Twitter *

April 16, 2014

I just returned from a long weekend of shows in the South. It was a privilege to sit in with Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen at the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS and to play back to back solo shows in Nashville at the Old Time Pickin' Parlor + on the Mando Blues Hour. Special thanks to Ted, Richie, Whit & Rob for all the generous help and support!

Now, I'm glad to be back in Boston, where the kind folks at have just premiered the brand new video for my song "Going to Bentonia." As I'm just returning from the Mississippi Delta, the timing couldn't be more appropriate. Many thanks to Reuben Bettsak for his excellent direction!

Ryan Lee Crosby, "Going To Bentonia." from Reuben Bettsak on Vimeo.

If you're in Cambridge this Saturday, come on out to the Plough & Stars, where I'll be playing solo at 10:30pm, followed by Possum & Michael Tarbox.

On Saturday, April 26th, I will be in Warren, RI with my dear friend and labelmate Allysen Callery at the Church Street Coffeehouse.

See you out there!


March 20, 2014

New show added - Monday, April 7th in Cambridge, MA at Atwood's Tavern. I will be opening for Laura Cantrell at 9:30pm. Tickets are available here.

April will be a busy month for shows. Have a look at the updated schedule on the shows page.

March 14, 2014

New digital single out today!

Be sure to grab my first recorded offering for Jellyfant Records - an acoustic cover of "Special Rider" by Skip James b/w a solo electric performance of "Institution Blues." Traditional meets contemporary, acoustic and electric, two sides of the same coin.

Download the single for free/name your price at Jellyfant's Bandcamp page.

Check out a live performance of "Institution Blues" for the "In The Dark" series on


Also, have a look at the latest SONIC EXPLORATIONS video for


This month I am focusing on the completion of my debut LP for Jellyfant, but I will be playing April shows from Boston to Clarksdale, MS and back. Details soon!

I am also excited to announce that I will be returning to Europe in October for a tour with the great Allysen Callery. Dates are listed on the shows page.

- RL

February 2014

Greetings, friends. We are one month closer to spring.

I'm thrilled to announce that I have joined the Jellyfant Records roster, alongside such talented artists as Allysen Callery, Thisell, Chris Brokaw, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Cale and Rivulets. My next release will be a 10" vinyl EP of pre-war blues. Tour dates will follow. More news soon... in the meantime, you can read about it on the Jellyfant website. Many thanks to Hans, Allysen, Björn and Peter!

Upcoming shows this month:

Tuesday 2/4 - Northeastern University
Saturday 2/15 - Tavern at the End of the World
Thursday 2/27 - Stomping Ground (CT) w/Allysen Callery

More details and upcoming dates on the Shows page.

With love,


January 2014

Hello, happy new year. I hope that you are warm, happy and safe. It is cold and often snowy here in Boston, which is weather that I have finally come to appreciate and even, at times, enjoy. Currently, I'm at work recording a new EP and I find that hibernation helps me get things done. So, be on the lookout for new music later in the year.

In the meantime, I am doing some local and regional shows around New England, playing material from my new album, Institution Blues. As the spring approaches, I will make my way down south to play and then will be looking ahead to another European tour in the spring.

Lots of love from snowy Somerville,